Tuesday, November 25, 2008

First Indian material culture on the Moon

I think this is terribly significant: the first nation-state outside the USA and former USSR has placed material on the moon. From ESA:

The Indian Space Research Organisation's lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 released a probe that impacted close to the lunar south pole on 14 November. Following this, the instruments on the spacecraft are being switched on to get the science observations started.

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  2. mmm. I initially thought this meant that an Indigenous American group had managed to get a rocket ship (is that a technical term?) up there, kind of like space tourism but on the moon! I agree it is really significant but is it my lack of reading or was this a complete non-event in the AU mainstream media?